[T3] On that 73 T-3 horn

William J catnine09 at dslextreme.com
Sun Nov 12 16:57:06 PST 2017

I looked at 4 way flashers and most do not have the resister .

 This is a link to the one just like mine except the knob part .

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From: "William J" <catnine09 at dslextreme.com>
To: <type3 at vwtype3.org>
Sent: Sunday, November 12, 2017 4:23 PM
Subject: [T3] On that 73 T-3 horn

> It seems the resistance is between the T/S switch horn wiper and the wheel 
> contact ring. I cleaned both best I could with the wheel on . The one 
> brown lead to the T/S switch does complete the horn ground it also seems 
> to supply ground for the headlamp dimmer relay to the brown/white wire. 
> The horn button just completes the ground circuit.
> I can see the contact wiper has a small hole worn in it about 1/16" 
> diameter right where is rides on the ring.
> The only way I can repair that is remove the wheel if it can be repaired . 
> If I can get the wheel off I may be able to solder a thin strip of brass 
> to cover the hole or use very small screws.If I recall the brass wiper is 
> held by plastic . The rest of the switch works pefect as does the wiper 
> switch.
> I also pulled the headland switch out and 4 way . The headlamp switch was 
> loose where it fastens to the dash and the 4 way I wanted to check the 
> connections and found the metal housing was loose so I recrimped it . It 
> also was a differnt part number than the 72 spare I have and has a 300 ohm 
> resistor from contact 54 to a solder spot titled R which is not a male 
> spade. It also has just one ground wire to the case not two like the 
> Bentley shows.
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